One Of America’s Top Charities As Rated By Charity Navigator

Top Charity in the United States

The Arthritis National Research Foundation has received nine consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator, placing the Foundation in the top 1% of Americas charities. This along with being ranked the #1 charity to watch in 2013 and 2018 shows the organization’s commitment to finding a cure for arthritis.


Top Charities by Charity Navigator


Charity Navigator, the independent and premier online charity evaluator, defines it’s mission as working “to guide intelligent giving. By guiding intelligent giving, we aim to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace, in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation’s and the world’s most persistent challenges.”


By naming the Arthritis National Research Foundation as its 2013 and 2018 #1 ranked Charity Worth Watching and by awarding the 9th consecutive four star rating, Charity Navigator has placed the Arthritis National Research Foundation in a class that only the top 1% of the best charities can call home.


Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating is awarded for sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability. Validating ANRF as one of the best charities in the country! Per Charity Navigator’s website a four star rating signifies that top charities “Exceed industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause.”

Why ANRF is one of the top charities


Charity Navigator praised ANRF for its commitment to superior accountability and transparency. ANRF was named to Charity Navigator’s “Ten Charities Worth Watching” list in 2013 and 2018, a list of “lesser known charities that are truly exceptional.”

As the top-ranked charity in 2013 and 2018, the Arthritis National Research Foundation stood out among the other top charities. Continuous 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator shows that the Arthritis National Research Foundation is committed to fulfilling it’s mission and delivering results for it’s supporters.


Receiving four out of a possible four stars from Charity Navigator is proof of ANRF’s commitment to transparency and for utilizing wisely and carefully the donation dollars it receives. Being among the best charities gives us pride that our passion is being fulfilled.


It is with great gratitude that the Arthritis National Research Foundation accepts this distinction and continues its mission of funding the best arthritis research to yield the most innovative results – and ultimately cure arthritis.

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